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Regardless of the numeric base, scientific notation breaks numbers into three parts: sign, mantissa, and exponent. In this episode, we discuss how the computer stores those three parts to memory, and why IEEE 754 puts them together the way it does.

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Computer Organization and Design Fundamentals Series was created as part of the East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.

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